Topics in Ethics

  • Happy Lives, Good Lives

    Happy Lives, Good Lives offers a thorough introduction to a variety of perspectives on happiness. Among the questions at issue: Is happiness only a state…

  • Theories of Happiness: An Anthology

    Theories of Happiness: An Anthology introduces readers to many difficult philosophical questions surrounding the concept of happiness. With historical and contemporary readings in philosophy, psychology,…

  • Philosophizing About Sex

    Ancient Greek philosophers, medieval theologians, Enlightenment thinkers, and contemporary humanists alike have debated all aspects of human sexuality, including its purpose, permissibility, normalcy, and risks.…

  • Victims and Victimhood

    Who is a victim? Considerations of innocence typically figure in our notions of victimhood, as do judgments about causation, responsibility, and harm. Those identified as…

  • Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion – Second Edition

    This book develops a sophisticated account of propaganda and its intriguing history. It begins with a brief overview of Western propaganda, including Ancient Greek theories…

  • The Morality of War – Second Edition

    The first edition of The Morality of War was one of the most widely-read and successful books ever written on the topic. In this second…

  • Globalization and International Development

    This new anthology offers a wide selection of readings addressing the contemporary moral issues that arise from the division between the Global North and South—“the…

  • Sexual Harassment

    Sexual Harassment: An Introduction to the Conceptual and Ethical Issues covers the most important normative, conceptual, and legal issues associated with sexual harassment. Keith Dromm…

  • Suicide

    Suicide was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2012! Suicide: The Philosophical Dimensions is a provocative and comprehensive investigation of the main philosophical…

  • The Immorality of Punishment

    In The Immorality of Punishment Michael Zimmerman argues forcefully that not only our current practice but indeed any practice of legal punishment is deeply morally…

  • The Price of Compassion

    This important book includes a compelling selection of original essays on euthanasia and associated legislative and health-care issues, together with important background material for understanding…

  • Animals and Ethics – Third Edition

    Can animals be regarded as part of the moral community? To what extent, if at all, do they have moral rights? Are we wrong to…

  • Incompatibilism’s Allure

    The role of freedom in assigning moral responsibility is one of the deepest problems in metaphysics and moral theory. Incompatibilism’s Allure provides original analysis of…

  • Personal Identity and Ethics

    The relationship between personal identity and ethics remains on of the most intriguing yet vexing issues in philosophy. It is commonplace to hold that moral…

  • Hypocrisy

    Shortlisted for 2004 Saskatchewan Book Award: Best Scholarly Writing What is a hypocrite? What role does hypocrisy play in our lives? Why is it thought…

  • Lessons of Kosovo

    International law makes it explicit that states shall not intervene militarily of otherwise in the affairs of other states; it is a central principle of…

  • Humanitarian Intervention

    International law makes it explicit that states shall not intervene militarily or otherwise in the affairs of other states; it is a central principle of…

  • Human Rights

    Winner: 2002 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award What are human rights? What justifies us in believing we have them? What are rights-holders and duty-bearers? Who…

  • Character, Virtue Theories, and the Vices

    This book argues that the question posed by virtue theories, namely, “what kind of person should I be?” provides a more promising approach to moral…